# geometry

A railroad track enters a field 480 feet north of the southwest corner and leaves 340 feet east of the southwest corner what angle does the track make with the south boundary?

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1. you have a right triangle, with
vertical leg = 480
horizontal leg = 340

so, the angle θ from the horizontal base is

tanθ = 480/340

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